Currently Chairman and CEO of Batterson Venture Capital, Batterson has been a founding or early investor in a number of successful entrepreneurial companies and VC firms. Early in his career he was Director of Allstate Insurance Company’s VC Division, where he was integral in the financing and restructuring of Control Video Corporation, which became America Online. Other major venture capital and private equity firms with which Batterson has been associated include Advent International, APAX, Athena SA, M/C Partners and U.S. Venture Partners. Other notable Batterson investment winners have included Cleversafe, Cybersource/Beyond.com, Health Magazine, Advent International, Atlantic American Cablevision, Nanophase Technologies, Illinois Superconductor Corporation, and Omniflow. Over three decades, the funds he has led have delivered an average IRR of 29%. He received his BA and JD degrees from Washington University and his MBA from the Harvard Business School.